Understanding Health Information Technology (HIT)

With health care costs and quality assurance taking central roles in the health care arena, increasing attention is being directed towards the potential of health information technology (IT) to lower health care spending and to improve efficiency, quality and safety of medical care delivery.

Health Information Technology encompasses:

Personal Health Records

Electronic Medical Records

Electronic Prescriptions / Medication Management

Electronic Communications (Patient – Provider Messaging)

This short video gives an introduction to the basics of Health Information Technology (HIT):

For more information read the Kaiser Network Brief on HIT.


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